I've decided to re watch the entirety of new who, in order to form my own opinions about the show. The reason for that being the fact that I'm too easily persuaded by outsider opinions, also I really wanted to re watch new who because it's fun.
In order to help myself with sorting my opinions, I'm going to use the journal to write down my thoughts about the individual episodes. Also I want to focus on characters more specifically Rose Tyler, since my current, rather low opinion of her, is highly influenced and I know that is not quite fair.
So far I've seen the two first episodes and I'll be writing my opinions on them here.
Overall a pretty good episode, a great introduction to the doctor, of course the doctor is great. Rose, through most of the episode is pretty good, her lack of sorrow over her boyfriend's death is a bit strange
, but potentially seeing her breaking down over him wouldn't be very appealing to watch I think. Then the doctor asked her to come with him... Her refusing to go at first was good and made sense. The second time was quite the opposite. Her deciding to go with the doctor of course, is all good, but her just leaving her traumatized boyfriend is not great. Worse is the last thing she tells him. She basically says thanks for nothing, and leaves him alone and confused and that's horrible. Does that make her a bad person/character? Not necessarily, after all she was good up to that last point, so I'm gonna blame that one on bad writing.
The end of the world:
Flat out a poorly written episode. The big amount of silliness in it, really wasn't congruent with what should have been the main theme: existentialism. The idea of the end of earth being the first thing for Rose to see is great, but what should have been a more serious episode ended up with a "meh" villain with an awfully boring motive. It really was a missed opportunity. Again the doctor was good and deserved more focus on his complexes. Rose was fine. Had her existential crisis been the main focus rather than a secondary thing she really would have been a better and more interesting character by the end of the episode, but again I'll blame the bad writing on that one.
The doctor is good which is great. Rose is mostly fine and sometimes even good, the thing at the end of the first episode is a big minus though. The whole thing is filled with good intentions and ambition but the writing is worse than good, and I'm actually quite bitter about the missed opportunity that was the second episode. Still, both episodes are quite enjoyable.